New Generation of Industrial Robot: Pi4 Workerbot
Posted on Feb 03, 2011 2:30 PM. 1 min read time
Is this robot the factory worker of the future?
The Pi4 Workerbot is a new industrial robot capable of using its two arms to perform a variety of handling, assembly, and inspection tasks. It's designed to work alongside human workers -- and the robot's LCD face even displays a broad smile when things are running smoothly.
The robot is the creation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology, in Berlin, in collaboration with Pi4 Robotics, a German company hoping to commercialize the machine.
Imagine Adaptive Grippers at the End of the Arms
As a new generation of robots comes to market, watch for end of arm tooling to also adapt to expand the range of applications robots can perform.